Movie director Michael Mann’s long-mooted film “Ferrari“ will likely begin filming next Spring with Hugh Jackman in talks to star, according to reports. Mann has recently reworked the script which was previously wrote by the late Troy Kennedy Martin, also author of The Italian Job.
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In January, spy photographers snapped a Ferrari 812 Superfast prototype in Maranello. The car was completed by a bodywork revisions included an open front intake, smoothed-out bumpers, and all taped-up. Now the production seems to have reached another important step. At least one more of these testers has been caught on video around Ferrari's Fiorano test track, for the first real road tests.
It was really exciting, for people living in Maranello , watching the new F1 Ferrari coming out from the historical Ferrari gate. Charles Lecrerc drove the F1 for a trip in the manufacturer's hometown, and then he went back in factory for the final tuning before the Austrian Gran Prix on July 5th.
The Imola circuit has announced it is renewing its FIA grade one license which permits it to hold Formula 1 races, as the series indicates it is considering multiple European venues for Grand Prix. This happened while three more F1 races has been definitely cancelled. Azerbaijan, Singapore and Suzuka will not held F1 races this year. A second race in Austria and in Italy and another in Portugal could replace these missing race in the other part of the world.
The new woman pilot in the F1 Circuit will arrive thanks to Ferrari. As part of a four-year deal, the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) will partner with the FIA's Girls on Track - Rising Stars program with the aim of finding female racers between the ages of 12 and 15 and supporting them through the junior categories of the sport. The last woman to take part in a world championship race in Formula One was Lella Lombardi in 1976.
An ultra-rare 2004 Ferrari Enzo was sold during an online auction that registered a very unique record. RM Sotheby's pre-sale prediction for this car was set between $2.6 to $2.9 million, so the end price of $2.64 million was at the lower end of the scale, but still managed to set an online bidding record. The Enzo sold for $650,000 when new. The 2003 Enzo formed part of RM Sotheby's Driving Into Summer online car auction, organized this year online due to the Covid19 pandemic emergency.
Ferrari could join IndyCar championship from 2022. NTT IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske has confirmed that he having some contacts with Ferrari about the Italian squad joining the US open wheel championship as a manufacturer from 2022. Penske talked about that during the Brick-by-Brick Sirius XM podcast during the last weekend. Ferrari could be waiting till 2022, especially for new engine rules.
The ex Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen last week received a very special present from his former team. The Prancing Horse delivered the Finn champion his 2018 United States Grand Prix race-winning Car. The Finn posted to his social media thanking the team for the car, showing off the SF71H car just received at his home alongside his huge collection of bike
Are you interested in Memorabilia from the Oscar-winner “Ford vs Ferrari”? Items from movie — some autographed by leads Christian Bale and Matt Damon — will be soon auctioned off to benefit the families of first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Carroll Shelby Foundation, founded by the late automotive designer and racing driver at center of the film, announced the auction on Friday. All proceeds will go to First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
The young Ferrari driver star Charles Leclerc shot on Sunday a remake of a controversial nine-minute 1976 short movie that took place originally on the streets of Paris. As 44 years ago the director was Claude Lelouche. But the scene was Montecarlo. It happened in the same day was supposed to be held the F1 GP. Leclerc drive around the grand prix circuit in an SF90 Stradale, hitting speeds of 150mph (240kmh).
While all the fans are waiting for the real start of the 2020 season (probably July 5th, Austria), all the F1 teams are working hard also on the 2021 Championship. Last week the teams agreed on a new budget limit from 2021. This limit will be set at $145m in 2021, dropping to $140m in 2022, then $135m for 2023–25. A further agreement will set the limits starting from 2026.
RM Sotheby's is having its Driving in to Summer online-only auction this month, which will open on May 21 and run through May 29. Because of the pandemic, it will be the first car auction - for this company - held exclusively online. The attention will be in particular on three cars that headline, three unique Ferraris. They are iconic Ferraris: a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, a 1995 Ferrari F50, and a 2003 Ferrari Enzo. All three are expected to fetch well over $2 million apiece.
The F1 circuit has been shaken up ever since The announcement Vettel and Ferrari will be apart from 2021. Ferrari picked Sainz Jr. and McLaren ended up with Daniel Ricciardo. This left Renault looking for another pilot, that would be Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard already retired from F1, But now could be back with the french team. Even if he going to turn 40 years old soon.
Scuderia Ferrari officially confirmed that young Carlos Sainz will race as Leclerc's partner in 2021 and 2022 after signing a two-year deal with the Italian team. The Spaniard will replace Vettel. He leaves an empty seat at McLaren. The British team decided to recruit veteran racer Daniel Ricciardo. Alonso could be the right pick for Renault, after the Ricciardo's exit.
A joint statement confirmed the 2020 F1 season will be Vettel's last for Ferrari. The four-time champion admitted the recent hiatus in racing - due to the coronavirus - forced him to reflect on what he wants from his future. His options appear to be different compared to Ferrari, and now it seems entirely possible that the father of three could quit Formula One at the end of this season.
Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Berlinetta prototype originally debuted at the Geneva Motor Show back in 1956. Now, one of the nine unique models, is again on sale for approximately $ 1,400,000, through Auxietre&Schmidt. The current one up for sale originally belonged to a close friend of Enzo Ferrari himself, Guido Cantelli. Unfortunately, Cantelli passed away in a tragic plane crash just months later when he got this unique car, and his widow sold the Berlinetta back to Ferrari.
From then on, it went through a handful of owners, at one point being painted red, and finally restored to its original state. Now, the car is once again up for sale.
The F1 sport's chairman Chase Carey recently revealed that negotiations aren't just taking place with circuits on the initial calendar, due to the Covid19 emergency. A return to Germany - which has just given the green light to a Bundesliga return - has been mooted as an option, as well as possible races in Imola, Portugal and Malaysia.
Carey also confirmed that F1's plan is to race over consecutive weekends to start the season, adding: "Our goal is to launch the season on the weekend of July 4th and 5th in Austria". "It is likely that we race the weekend of July 11th and 12th in Austria as well."
From this week Ferrari will start again the production after the lock down due to the Covid19. In order to reopen safely, Ferrari will implement checks at workplace entrances, and introduce new rules for sharing common areas. All employees will even be offered voluntary serologic tests. In line with the Italian government's guidelines, Ferrari will gradually resume operations in Maranello and Modena before scaling back to full operation on May 8.
The 2020 Formula 1 Calendar could hold between 15 and 18 races and right now, plans are in motion to kick the new season off on July 5 in Austria. Carey confirmed that races will still be held across multiple continents, starting with Europe, Asia and the Americas, before finishing in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
With this provisional calendar the races will be held initially behind closed doors.
The very first race for the F1 Championship 2020 could be in Austria, at the very beginning of July. According to reports, the Austrian Grand Prix would be held regularly on July 5th at the Red Bull Ring. It could be the first major international sporting event in a long time, after the suspension due to the pandemic Covid 19. The idea comes from Red Bull Racing, but could be real given all the characteristics of the small circuit in a very isolated Austrian area.
What if you can buy a Ferrari and a Italian police car with the same purchase? Does it sound like something impossible? Now, you can. Rome’s famous Squadra Mobile 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE is now for sale - thanks to an european car-dealer - for an “undisclosed amount”. The vehicle is famous for chasing a Frenchman while he was trying in a Citroen going down the Spanish steps of Rome. The police damaged the underside and front end quite a bit.
This Ferrari was sold at public auction as surplus in 1972. In 1984 at the Coppa delle Dolomiti race, conquered the second place.
The Ferrari “LaFerrari”, one of the most iconic Prancing Horse Model, introduced in 2012 as the first Ferrari's "family" car, broke another record. On those days with empty highways, the supercar reached 231 mph (that means 372 km/h) in an open empty German Autobahn. The video with the alleged proof of the fast race went viral - in several social networks - few days ago. It shows the car’s odometer goes up and up!
Ferrari is still trying to pursue the best driver of the circuit for next F1 season. With Championship suspended for a while due to the Coronavirus, racing companies have plenty of time to try and taste every possible solution. Even if Vettel seems sure to race with Ferrari also in 2021, in the last days specialized media and tv speculated a lot about the new possible contacts between Lewis Hamilton, John Elkann (Fca-Ferrari Ceo), Camilleri (Ferrari Ad) and Binotto (Ferrari team manager).
For the Red Bull, the big news could be the Daniel Ricciardo unexpected return.
Forbes reported that shares of Italian luxury sports car maker, Ferrari have proved remarkably resilient during the coronavirus downturn. Since the market hit a coronavirus crisis-level low point on March 23, Ferrari stock has made a comeback, rising over 21% since then. The stock, which currently trades at $157 per share, is up 13% in the last week alone, outpacing the benchmark index.
Another bad day for the Formula 1 circuit. One of the legend of the motorsports, sir Stirling Moss has died. The British driver was 90 years old. Moss competed in F1 when the sport was still in an embryonic stage. He was inducted in the world of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990. Other F1 legends such as Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Ayrton Senna are also a part of the Hall of fame.
A very and unique tribute to Enzo Ferrari. A long and detailed reportage about his life and his company, how he created the most beautiful cars in the world starting literally from zero. CLICK HERE to see what ESPN just published last week. The long and very interesting reportage pays also homage to the city of Modena, where Enzo Ferrari is from, and celebrates the little village of Maranello, where is now the factory and the entire production and testing service.
Postponed or cancelled, there will be no car races around the world for at least a couple of months, doesn't matter category or championship. The two major circuits - Nascar and F1 - have already announced the stops. Nascar is trying to resume the championship in a couple of months, cancelling just few races and postponed the majority of the appointments. F1 is trying to push back as many races as possible starting September - October 2020, meanwhile Nascar has just announced they are going
F1 is trying to push back as many races as possible starting September - October 2020, meanwhile Nascar has just announced they are going to postponed every single race after May.
Ferrari was one of the first manufacturers to halt production at its Maranello plant in Italy due to the Covid19 outbreak. Now the company just announced the decision to resume their production on 14 April 2020. This will happen only if the supply chain works without interruption and is able to provide all necessary parts and components for the production process.
Cutting the race weekend and keep going the Formula One season till January next year could be the solution to get the sport racing again, according to Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto. The first 8 races have been already cancelled or postponed because of the Covid19 pandemia, but the F1’s chief executive, Chase Carey, has insisted the sport is committed to holding a 2020 championship.
The Agnelli family, who is behind the Ferrari company and also control the Ferrari Formula 1 team announced last week they will make a €10 million donation to the Italian Civil Protection Department, and a social assistance organization called Specchio dei Tempi/La Stampa, to help both authorities deal with the health and social needs in the city of Turin and the region of Piedmont as the virus continues to spread.
The Agnelli/Ferrari donation is one of many the Italian hospitals and healthy system received in the last few days from Italian big private company for fighting the Covid19 pandemic outbreak and improve the Italian ICU systems.
Formula 1 postponed and cancelled most of races of the first half of the year due to the Covid19 outbreak. But at the same time, the organization listened to the large outpouring of fans pleas and will host a virtual Grand Prix to fill the gap left for coronavirus. Now they responded by launching the Esports Virtual Grand Prix series starting with Bahrain GP. While the line-up was being put together, drivers such as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Lando Norris were keen online racers.
The 2020 Amelia Island auction results were very successful, with RM Sotheby's, Gooding & Co., and Bonhams all turning out with strong auction results. Gooding & Co. sold the 93 percent of the offered cars, for a total of $20.7 million. A half-million-dollars higher was Bonhams at $21.2 million, even if only 76 percent was sold. RM Sotheby's sold cars for a total of $35.8 million; 94 percent of its vehicles found new homes.
After cancelling the starting date in Australia, F1 Championship is going to redefine the entire calendar, due to the Coronavirus emergency. They had already postponed the races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam. Formula 1 and governing body the FIA just said they 'expect' the 2020 season to begin at the end of May, though this will be regularly reviewed. COVID-19 outbreak at the beginning forced to postpone the second date of the championship, in China.
Then, last week, the opening race of the season in Melbourne was also called off, after a McLaren team member tested positive for the virus.
Australia cancelled, Bahrain, Vietnam and China postponed. F1 circuit embraces the new 2020 season, facing a lot of huge logistic problems. Due to the Covid19 outbreak, F1 season is basically postponed to May, with one cancelled GP and the following three postponed without a sure date.
China cancelled, Bahrain with no spectators. F1 circuit embraces the new 2020 season, facing a lot of huge logistic problems. Due to the Covid19 outbreak, China will not host this year a F1 Grand Prix. Shanghai is not ready to host an event like a GP in middle of April. For the second race of the season -March 22nd- Bahrain has already announced that the race will be with no spectators.
The 2020 Championship - starting from next Sunday in Australia- will be a very unique one, thank to the “drivers market”. A lot of pilots will be free from contract at the end of the year. Vettel is one of those. Ricciardo has been widely talked about as a possible replacement should his former Red Bull team mate part ways with Ferrari.
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, one of the most recognizable classic sports cars ever built is ready to go on auction next weekend at the Amelia Island Concourse, from Gooding & Company. The Italian automaker only made 50 long-wheelbase examples, and this particular one — a desirable, matching-numbers, covered-headlight variant and overall a hardtop - is even more. The auction estimates the car around $11 million.
First comes Mercedes, then comes Red Bulls. The two weeks test in Barcelona finished with some clear results. Mercedes is still the fastest F1 team in the circuit - and not only thanks to the DAS -, but the direct competitor this year seems to be Red Bull and not Ferrari. In 15 days, the Australian GP will give the first official answer... because somebody said "Has the Ferrari the full tank?".
Amelia Island Concourse of Elegance will be from the 5th to 8th of March. One of the most important piece ready for the RM Sotheby's auction is a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, one of just 399 Enzos to leave Maranello, chassis number 132654, and finished in Ferrari's classic Rosso Corsa red over a red leather interior. It is on offer out of the Lingenfelter Collection of Brighton, Michigan, with a current odometer reading of under 1,700 miles. Its pre-sale estimate is up to $3 million.
There was just one thing sure from of the first week of F1 tests in Barcelona. Mercedes cars seemed unstoppable and faster than ever. The Hamilton and Bottas team showed also some very important news as the new DAS, the new steering system. Ferrari had some problems with the engine. Ferrari hid, but it seemed ready to find all the technical best solutions, starting from the second and last tests week.
For the third time (2nd in row) Denny Hamlin (with a Toyota) won yesterday the Daytona 500. He beat Ryan Blaney (Ford) on the finish line in the second-closest finish in race history. This victory for the Joe Gibbs Racing Team arrived thanks also the crash that involved Ryan Newman. Many crashes forced the organization to stop the race many times. The race started on Sunday, then was suspended after 20 laps for the rain and was resumed on Monday afternoon. The race is valid also for NASCAR.
After most of the Formula 1 teams revealed their new cars, it’s time for the first official tests. As usual the appointment will be in Barcelona. The big change for 2020 is the tests have been cut by 25%, with six days of running rather than eight. There are two three-day tests: the first from February 19-21 and the second from February 26-28.
For the second time in 62 years, after 8 years from the first time in 2012, the Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain.The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The pilots were able to complete only 20 laps. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.
In an event at the Romolo Valli Municipal Theater in Reggio Emilia, Italy on Tuesday, Ferrari became the first of the 10 constructor teams to show off its new car: the SF1000. “SF” stands - as usual- for Scuderia Ferrari, and 1000 is the numbers of GPs raced by Ferrari before the end of 2020 Championship.
The team manager Mattia Binotto and the two pilots Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc explained the philosophy behind the new car. “Waiting for the new rules in 2021, we tried in any case to go for maximum aero performance, and try to maximize downforce level.”
A London-based dealership is currently selling the first race car that Schumacher drove after joining Ferrari’s F1 team before the 1996 season. The car, a 1995 412 T2, serial number 157, was driven by the seventh times champion on the test track in Italy and again days later at Estoril in Portugal. The dealership at the moment didn’t reveal the selling price.
Ferrari will launch its 2020 F1 car -this Tuesday- away from Maranello, choosing this year the Romolo Valli theater in Reggio Emilia, just few kilometers away from the company hometown. There will be a worldwide streaming on many different social media starting from 12 (noon), ET. What is now know as ‘Project 671’, then will be road tested from February the 19th. In the last few weeks, Ferrari engineers worked on design flaws, engine power and aerodynamics, to improve the car performance.
Ferrari seams to be almost ready for the new F1 season. The new car will be presented on February 11th. Sebastian Vettel has completed last week his seat fit in Ferrari’s new car, ahead of the Formula 1 2020 season. Vettel was in Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters on Friday to conduct his seat fitting ahead of the new campaign as he familiarized himself with the team’s new-for-2020 car, which is currently still unnamed but it is know as 'project 671'.
Racing Point (ex Force India) is ready to become Aston Martin team for the 2021 Formula 1 season. This is going to be the result, as a very significant investment into the iconic British automobile brand by a consortium led by Racing Point’s current owner, Lawrence Stroll. Stroll collected 182 millions of British Pounds and is ready to become also the new Ceo.
For the second year in a row, Ferrari is going to be the strongest brand where to invest in, following the economic experts by Brand Finance. The organization’s latest annual report gives the Prancing Horse a result of 94.1 points out of 100 based on the Brand Strength Index (BSI). Only 12 brands in total from all industries get the highest AAA+ rank and Ferrari tops all of them.
Wayne Taylor Racing won the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The drivers Renger van der Zande, Ryan Briscoe, Kamui Kobayashi and Scott Dixon - on No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R - finished first overall and in the Daytona Prototype International class after 24 hours of non-stop racing. Wayne Taylor Racing entered this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the defending Rolex 24 champion. The team won three times in the last four years.
The 2020 Washington Auto Show will feature over 600 new cars - with a lot of luxury and exotic models - from more than 35 different manufacturers, plus indoor and outdoor extreme test drive experiences, family fun, celebrity appearances, and - as every year - much more. The show will be open daily between January 24 and February 2, 2020 at the Washington Convention Center.
In the next few days, Lewis Hamilton could be able to reach an agreement with Mercedes for a two years contract extension. The Italian newspaper “Gazzetta dello sport” wrote that the British Champion is ready to sign a renewal, thanks to a “comfortable” offer from Mercedes: about 50 millions of US dollars plus benefits, each year. This agreement could silent every other chances to see Hamilton with the Ferrari team starting from 2021.
The 2020 F1 calendar is the longest in the history of the sport, with a record-breaking 22 races, starting from March 15, till November wit a short summer-break. This is despite Germany’s round of the championship dropping off the calendar. The only brand-new addition is Vietnam’s new street circuit in Hanoi, which is going to be ready in April to hold its first race. Hanoi’s race will be followed less than a month later by F1’s first visit to Zandvoort since 35 years.
Ferrari is going to hire the first female drivers to its F1 junior Academy program. Mattia Binotto - F1 Prancing Horse team manager - said the hiring of a the first female driver to the team's academy program is imminent. Amid plans to increase the number of young drivers on their books for 2020, the Ferrari team principal also revealed: “That's something on which we are working right now to make sure that it may happen very soon”.
They don’t want you call it “SUV”. They prefer to say “FUV”, Ferrari utility vehicle. For sure now there is only a date: 2021. What we know is it will start from its new grand tourer, Roma. This platform, which has origins in the Portofino convertible, will also be used for the Purosangue. The 100% Ferrari “print” will get by a twin-turbo V-8, likely a version of the 612-horsepower 3.8-liter unit, and by the price: it will be sold for - more or less- $350,000.
Mick Schumacher could join sooner than later one of the FDA team in the F1 circuit. Ferrari team manager Matteo Binotto confirmed Michael Schumacher's son did a very good job as test driver and also racing in F2. He could be find a spot, in the 2021 season, with Alfa Romeo-Sauber team, keep working this year as test driver, since the only spot available has been already filled as Giovinazzi improved his performances.
Bryan's events list for 2020 is almost ready: you can visit the page for many appointments, and every day it is updated with details for car lovers events. Ferrari Club of America will meet in July for the North American annual event in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Formula 1 added a couple of new GPs. Regional Ferrari Clubs are adding more and more events in their calendar. In January Scottsdale auctions will open the year, and Washington Auto Show will be the first new-cars event.